WITH the 2 Billion Kilometers to Safety virtual movement, Filipinos can commit to run, walk, or cycle. Every step or pedal they take contributes to the global goal of 2 billion kilometers, just as refugees do each year to reach the first point of safety.
FOR their significant contribution to the development of Philippine arts and culture, seven Filipinos were bestowed the highest honor given to our artists.
Know more about these exemplary individuals.
FOR designated campsite cooks, dishes they prepare and serve may already be repetitious. Adobo, sinigang, tinola? We’ve all had them. While sustenance is what’s required after a long and tiring hike, there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence, especially when it can be easily prepared.
The secret to achieving this is potatoes! Well, dehydrated ones to be exact, which are now available in the market thanks to Potatoes USA-Philippines.
Potatoes are indeed every mountaineer’s wonder trail food. And if you still think they’re heavy, it’s because potatoes pack tons of nutritional value! Here’s why you should carry potatoes on your next climb:
3 Filipino Designers on ‘Convincing’ Millennials to Wear the ‘Terno’
THE terno is returning to mainstream with the effort of passionate individuals, cultural institutions and private stakeholders. Of course, there are the untiring Filipino designers who breathe creativity and skill into the making of the iconic terno.
Pivotal in keeping the terno loved, appreciated and worn in the next generations to come is the newbreed of Filipinas, today’s millennials.
IT was August 2016 when I started hiking. My first time, an unforgettable one, transpired at Mt. Manabu in Batangas. We weren’t able to finish because of an unexpected emergency. It was raining then. Two years later—yes, also in August—I was able to complete back-to-back hikes: a major climb at Mt. Isarog in Naga and a minor one at Mt. Maynuba in Rizal. No emergency this time but it was raining on both mountains too.
“MAYBE in the future, if I am able to develop a rich enough material on the subject,” said filmmaker Kip Oebanda when asked about creating a film about the life of “Kumander Liway,” a former New People’s Army (NPA) leader in Negros Occidental during Martial Law. (In detention, but independent, Inquirer.net)
The year was 2014.
THESPIAN Bodjie Pascua returned to the big screen in this year’s Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. Starring in the full-length entry “Pan de Salawal” (The Sweet Taste of Salted Bread and Undies), Pascua portrayed Sal, an ageing baker who has lost the will to live after being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.
BEYOND showcase of competing films in full-length and short categories, the 14th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival is also giving its audiences a myriad of films in various genres, catering to different cinematic preferences and experiences. .
HUMAN NATURE, the country’s largest social enterprise, now also serves as a distribution hub for fellow homegrown social enterprises that share its gold standards: sustainably-made items, locally-sourced raw materials, and ethical business practices.
THIS 2018, Fête de la Musique continues its tradition of bringing together people from all walks of life. And with over 40 stages in and outside Metro Manila, Fête once again transcends all musical genres and tastes—from pop to hip-hop, reggae to classical, electronic to jazz, and so much more.
HOW does a life moment qualify to be precious? For this author, the moment has to have moved you in unspeakable ways, to have made you escape reality, and to have left a lasting mark in you.
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LICUAN-BAAY is one of Abra’s upland municipalities nestled in and surrounded by mountains that hide plenty of treasures: the hospitable Tinguian, scenic waterfalls and rivers, and even highly prized gold.